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The Project:

One Mustang directly off the range

One trainer

No tools

Just body language

 

The Goal:

To discover how far Equestrian Art can be developed solely using body language.

 

 

 

Beach Time!

It’s Thursday evening as I sit here and write this, curled up on the couch in a cabin by the beach. All the students have packed their trailers and headed home with their horses leaving Cameron, Zak and me alone on Long Beach with our few remaining equine partners. Tomorrow we pack up and head north ourselves, leaving behind the romantic vistas of sand and surf.

 

Just outside the cabin, a brief walk over the dune, twenty-six miles of flat sandy beach stretching north and south graced with a perfect mix of sun and cloud and a light breeze, hosted a great group of people and made for a fabulous beach clinic.

 

As I am sure you all know by now. I love my job. I feel like the luckiest person on earth getting to spend my time watching horses and riders grow closer, clearer, stronger and happier together.

This week my horse Zohari was the best assistant teacher I ever could have asked for. From matching pace with any student traveling down the beach, to running around with me on the sand bars completely at liberty, strings and stick left behind on the sand, the two of us moved as one. To top it off today, I asked Zohari to lie down on the beach providing a good example of relaxation and an excellent back rest as I talked a student through the process of calming an adrenaline-charged, fearful horse, new and unfamiliar with the beach environment.

Zohari, my horse who has been often afraid of his own shadow bloomed into an amazing partner this weekend, with confidence I had no idea he was capable of.

 

So here is to the fun, the new, the unexpected, and the best of ourselves we are always becoming.

 

Elsa Sinclair

EquineClarity.com

 

3 Comments

  1. “So here is to the fun, the new, the unexpected, and the best of ourselves we are always becoming.”
    Yes, let’s toast to that :-)!
    Beautiful pictures!

    Marja

  2. Good , creative, active almost-rest before heading into your next intensity. I now realize that you like all of this swirl, this near chaos to solve and experience, and I wish you good luck on your next quest with your companions and joys. Michael

  3. “To top it off today, I asked Zohari to lie down on the beach providing a good example of relaxation and an excellent back rest as I talked a student through the process of calming an adrenaline-charged, fearful horse, new and unfamiliar with the beach environment.”

    ~ No words to explain how much I learned from you, my horse and about myself. Zohari is an amazing partner and allowed me to see what is possible… anything!


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